some dismiss street art as a lesser art form and others don't consider it art at all. when done well, street art and graffiti  can serve to not only enhance an urban landscape but also touch your heart, mind and soul. it is an expression of the artist, at times blatant and other times esoteric, but almost always it makes a mark on you, stretches your perceptions and leaves you thinking. for a long time i have been attracted to these types of images - those that i consider to be poignant, defiant and beautiful in an often gritty manner.

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